CHARTER COLLEGE The post 16 experience OUR SUCCESSES - 2013 Yeah baby! • 60% of all A Level grades are A* - B • More than 98% of all year 13s achieved a place at their chosen university, medical school, art or music college – including Imperial College, Oxford, Edinburgh, Bristol and Royal Veterinary College • There were some outstanding individual performances with 17% of students achieving at least 3 A grades • For the first time - 30% of all grades were A*or A POST 16 TEAM • • • • Ms Davies – Director of Learning: Post 16 Mr Reid – Head of Year 12 Ms Williams – Post 16 Progress Leader Ms Proctor - Public Affairs Manager Year 12 Tutors • 12C - Ms Nejo • 12T – Mr Davis • 12E - Mr Soanes • 12S – Miss Chalcraft • 12H – Dr Henry • 12R - Mr Smith • 12A - Ms Marshall • 12B – Miss Hopwood HOW DOES IT WORK? High Expectations + Effective Support EXPECTATIONS Sixth form students commit themselves to: • Minimum 30 hours per week commitment • 100% attendance and punctuality • All homework to be the quality of a student’s target grade • Freedoms & responsibilities • Teamwork – valuing each other • Swipe cards • Authorising absence – Fhallinan@charter.southwark.sch.uk • Your child needs to use their increased freedom responsibly University or HE Apprenticeships Employment SETTING THE STANDARDS • The first five weeks of this term will shape what happens in the next two years • There is limited flexibility to change course and only after discussion with subject teachers and agreed by the Director of Learning RELENTLESS • Qualifications are a relentless examination of your child’s abilities, academically, mentally and emotionally • They are tough, and do not pause for illness, bereavement, relationship issues, etc. • Your child needs your support Minimum progression to Year 13 requires 2 D grades (A-Level) or 2 Merits (BTEC) STUDENT GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT • Initial meetings with personal tutors • Targets set based on GCSE results • Interim reporting every ½ term • Key cohorts met by DOL/Year Leader • Annual reports • Informal one-to-one work at subject and tutor levels • Success snippets REPORTING TO YOU As in The Charter School • 6 modular reports through the year • Progress against target grades Charter Standard – Traffic light system • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) • Text messaging • Email • Letter • Phone calls • Evening events WHAT IF IT GOES WRONG? •Stage system •Attendance texts •Progress Contract •Parental Meetings •Parental Contact •Re-coursed… POST 16 PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT ATTAINMENT LUCY WILLIAMS – POST 16 PROGRESS LEADER POST 16 PROGRAMMES TO SUPPORT ATTAINMENT • Achievement Action • Skills master classes • Subject Catch Up • Extended Project Qualification (from January) • Seminar discussion groups (Oxbridge) THE WORLD BEYOND SCHOOL LIN PROCTOR – PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER • 2009 – the Credit Crunch changed the rules • ‘Employability’ is the key word There is an equation: E = Q + WE + S x C E = Employability Q = Qualifications WE = Work Experience S = Skills C = Contacts THE GOOD NEWS…… •Changing markets mean changing opportunities •We have strong relationships •‘A team that looks the same isn’t a good team’ - IBM Ambition to Reality Award (CAREER – Charter College Ambition to Reality Employability and Enrichment Reward) Volunteering Experience of work Leadership Team work Debate mate CV completed Interview undertaken Assembly attendance General attendance Careers Fair attendance PwC Financial Workshop Presentation skills Mentoring programme Entry to competitions Final presentation AMBITION TO REALITY • Mock interviews • CV writing skills • Presentation training • Financial Awareness • Celebration event WHAT CAN WE OFFER? Mentors (subject or skill-based) More than 100 from a range of professions – King’s College Hospital, PwC, SJ Berwin, IPC Media and more CAREERS FAIR 24th October, with over 40 guests VOLUNTEERING Many links with organisations such as: •Dulwich Picture Gallery •Dulwich Helpline •Free the Children •King’s College London •PDSA •Village Books •Whippersnappers ASSEMBLIES AND LECTURES • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Jay Rayner – journalist Jo Brand – comedian Camila Batmanghelidjh – founder, Kid’s Company Fiona Millar – journalist Baroness Helena Kennedy – Human Rights Lawyer Maggie Aderin-Pocock – space scientist Fiona Day – Producer Radio 2 Julie Bentley – Chief Executive of the Girl Guides Margaret Evison – Mark Evison Foundation Christine Ohuruogu – World Champion 400 metres Joanna Abeyie, Print & Broadcast Journalist Natalie Foster, Barrister Sheila Nortley, Producer & Writer Tracey Herald, Head of Community, 02 Telefonica Sefa Nyki, Broadcaster & Presenter, Bang Radio Terry Ryall, CEO of Vinspired Keysha Davis, Editor Black Hair Magazine Naomi Deru, Fashion designer EXPLORING THE WORLD • Harvard/Yale/New York • Romania • Iceland • Ghana • Kenya WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NOW? • Talk to your child about the subjects they are taking • Check your child is using their planner and how they are using their working hours • Has your child got involved in the extra curricular opportunities? • Students should reinvent themselves as a learner and as part of the school and wider community • Keep in the know: make sure we always have your up to date contact details. Success snippets, newsletters, follow us on twitter….. • NEXT EVENT – YEAR 12 ACHIEVEMENT EVENING ON THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER FROM 4 – 7PM ANY QUESTIONS ?????